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. Every village does not maintain a separate potter. One
or two potters supply the pots necessary for the use of all the
ryots of a taraf (district). However, the potter has an ayam
in every village. He is also in the habit of selling pots in
the bazaar for which he has to pay a tax called ca&rak5nike to
the government,

The goldsmith measures the cultivator's half-share of the
produce.   He also tests the soundness of the coins collected as
taxes from the farmers ......... For these services he is paid

horehallu and morabhatta.

The waterman closes the sluices of the irrigation tanks for
diving into the water. He lives in huts on the tank-bund
during the rainy season to prevent it from breaching, and
regulate the supply of water according to the requirements of
the fields. He has also to account for the deficiency of the
water in the tank 5 and if he fails to give a satisfactory explana-
tion, he is removed from his office, He ^ets horehallu and
morabhatta for his services.

These twelve ftyagars are attached to the village ; and their
offices are hereditary. They are called ayagars in Karnataka ;
but in the Mughal accounts they are referred to as larnlalamii.

Jfae Msr* 16-6-8, Sec. 10, pp. 3-4.

SUMMARY.
Mallubhatlu, the son of Cangoli C^BHubhatlu granted a
charter to the Vi&van Mahajanas of AHidoBa alias AbhinHTft-
Devarayapuram on Magha, ba, 10, Kilaka, corresponding to
6. S. 1411.*
A description of the Ayag&rs :
1.    Pvrohit (the village priest),
2.    Lekhaka (the accountant, kar a#<w),
3.    Dewlafadoaytm (ike arcatcta erf the ira asd &e